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Current contact: Irina Mitrea
The seminar takes place Mondays 2:30 - 3:30 pm either in Wachman 617 or virtually via Zoom. Please see the announcment of the specific meeting. For virtual meetings, please write if you wish to join. Click on title for abstract.
Gerardo Mendoza, Temple University
Abstract: Let $M$ be a closed $n$-manifold, $H^q(M)$ its de Rham cohomology groups, which are finite dimensional vector spaces. The Lefschetz number of a smooth map $f:M\to M$ is $L_f=\sum_{q=0}^n (-1)^q\mathrm{tr}(f_q^*)$ where $f^*_q:H^q(M)\to H^q(M)$ is the linear transformation induced by $f$ and $\mathrm{tr}(f_q^*)$ is its trace. A theorem of Lefschetz asserts that if $L_f\ne 0$ then $f$ has fixed points. A theorem of Atiyah and Bott gives a formula for $L_f$ under some condition on $f$. I plan to review this, then describe work in progress with L. Hartmann in a certain setting in which $M$ has singularities and the de Rham complex is replaced by a related complex.
Irina Mitrea, Temple University
Abstract: The goal of this talk is to identify the broadest possible spectrum of radiation conditions for null-solutions of the vector Helmholtz operator. This contains, as particular cases, the Sommerfeld, Silver-Muller, and McIntosh-Mitrea radiation conditions corresponding to scattering by acoustic waves, electromagnetic waves, and null-solutions of perturbed Dirac operators, respectively. This is joint work with Dorina Mitrea and Marius Mitrea.
Farhan Abedin, Lafayette College
Abstract: I will present an iterative method for solving the Monge-Amp\`ere eigenvalue problem: given a bounded, convex domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, find a convex function $u \in C^2(\Omega) \cap C(\overline{\Omega})$ and a positive number $\lambda$ satisfying $$\begin{cases} \text{det} D^2u = \lambda |u|^n & \quad \text{in } \Omega,\\ u = 0 & \quad \text{on } \partial \Omega. \end{cases}$$ By a result of P.-L. Lions, there exists a unique eigenvalue $\lambda=\lambda_{MA}(\O)>0$ for which this problem has a solution. Furthermore, all eigenfunctions $u$ are positive multiples of each other. In recent work with Jun Kitagawa (Michigan State University), we develop an iterative method which generates a sequence of convex functions $\{u_k\}_{k = 0}^{\infty}$ converging to a non-trivial solution of the Monge-Amp\`ere eigenvalue problem. We also show that $\lim\limits_{k \to \infty} R(u_k, \O) = \lambda_{MA}(\O)$, where the Rayleigh quotient $R(v)$ is defined as $$R(v, \O) := \frac{\int_{\Omega} |v| \ \text{det} D^2v}{\int_{\Omega} |v|^{n+1}}.$$ Our method converges for a large class of initial choices $u_0$ that can be constructed explicitly, and does not rely on prior knowledge of the eigenvalue $\lambda_{MA}(\Omega)$. I will also discuss other relevant iterative methods in the literature that motivated our work.
Jeongsu Kyeong, Temple University
Abstract: The poly-Cauchy operator is a natural generalization of the classical Cauchy integral, in which the salient role of the Cauchy-Riemann operator $\overline{\partial}$ is now played by $\overline{\partial}^m$, for $m\in{\mathbb{N}}$. Building on Fatou-type results for polyanalytic functions, the talk will be focused on Calderon-Zygmund theory (jump relations, higher-order boundary traces) and the study of higher-order Hardy spaces in uniformly rectifiable domains in the complex plane.
This is joint work with Irina Mitrea (Temple University), Dorina Mitrea and Marius Mitrea (Baylor University).
Elie Abdo, Temple University
Abstract: We consider an electrodiffusion model describing the time evolution of the concentrations of many ionic species, with different valences and diffusivities, in a two-dimensional incompressible fluid flowing through a porous medium. The ionic concentrations evolve according to the nonlinearly advected and nonlinearly forced Nernst-Planck equations. The velocity of the fluid obeys Darcy’s law, forced by the nonlinear electric forces occurring due to the motion of ions. The resulting Nernst-Planck-Darcy (NPD) model is a locally well-posed dissipative system of nonlinear elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations. In this talk, we address the existence of a unique global smooth solution to the NPD system and prove its spatial analyticity.
Yury Grabovsky, Temple University
Abstract: Completely monotone functions (CMF) are Laplace transforms of positive measures. I will discuss the question of extrapolation of completely monotone functions from a given interval to the entire positive semiaxis from practical point of view. Specifically, if we found a CMF that is epsilon close to a given CMF on the interval, then to what extent can we be sure that the values of our CMF approximate that of a given CMF outside of the interval? Please come to learn what CMFs are, see theorems from your Real Analysis course in action, and enjoy a cool piece of Functional Analysis.
Nsoki Mavinga, Swarthmore College
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Irem Altiner, Temple University
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Nizar Bou Ezz Temple University
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Siqi Fu, Rutgers University, Camden
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